CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Natasha Anderson played the best game of her career
Friday night to send No. 16 Clemson to its seventh straight victory, 85-68 over
Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.
Anderson hit 11 of 13 field-goal attempts and wound up with 28 points – 10
more than the junior forward’s previous high. She also had six rebounds, five
assists and three blocks as Clemson (23-6) moved closer to its third
consecutive berth in the conference title game.
Seventh-seeded Florida State (9-18) had 19 turnovers and shot 33 percent in
losing to the Lady Tigers for the 13th time in a row.
The Seminoles, 1-15 all-time against Clemson, got 13 points apiece from
Brooke Wyckoff and Arleshia Davidson, 11 from Lysa Moorefield and 10 from Wendy
Clemson, the No. 2 seed, also got 18 points from Itoro Umoh and 12 from
The Lady Tigers took control by closing the first half with a 23-10 surge.
Anderson had 10 points, one steal and an assist in the run, which put Clemson
up 43-29 at halftime.
Anderson, who had 14 points in the first half, gave Clemson its biggest lead
with a 14-foot jumper that made it 61-42 with 11:47 left in the game.
The closest Florida State got the rest of the way was 78-68 on a 3-pointer
by Moorefield with 1:05 remaining.